There's a 'fat' problem plaguing the well-being of Americans across the historically hamburger-hungry nation.
1 in 5 die eating themselves to death, according to Columbia University researchers who study the ongoing obesity epidemic.
That's almost three times greater than previous estimates.
Obesity, particularly preventing it in children has been a priority for First Lady Michelle Obama, whose "Let's Move" program focuses on teaching kids about the importance of staying active and eating healthy, non-processed food.
At least five percent of children and teenagers in the U.S. are considered seriously obese, according to the latest report from the Robert Wood Foundation.
While extreme obesity, which is defined as being more than 100 pounds overweight, is on the rise in the U.S., the news on fat isn't all dire. A focus on fitness appears to be helping the country's already high obesity rate, level off.